Argument: War on Drugs destroys local suppliers, gives cartels monopoly

Issue Report: War on Drugs


Milton Friedman: […] it is because it’s prohibited. See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That’s literally true.” – Milton Friedman (1992). Friedman and Szasz on Liberty and Drugs: Essays on the Free Market and Prohibition. Drug Policy Foundation Press.